Sports Betting - Wednesday 20 July 2011 by

MLB Free Pick: Marlins vs. Padres Betting Lines

With today’s MLB free pick, for the San Diego Padres vs. the Florida Marlins, we are going where we have never gone before. With baseball being so unpredictable, we rarely bet on match-ups that features two teams that have losing records. That being said the betting lines, at the online sports wagering website, look too sweet to pass on.

MLB Free Pick: Marlins vs. Padres Betting Lines

MLB Free Pick: Marlins vs. Padres Betting Lines: Florida (47-50) has won eight of their last ten contests but they are  still 13.5 games back of the National League East leading Philadelphia Phillies. San Diego (42-55) has lost eight of their last ten games and they sit 14.5 games back of the San Francisco Giants, who lead the National League West.

Sun Life Stadium, in Miami Gardens, Florida, hosts this Major League Baseball betting action with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM ET on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

Padres @ Marlins: MLB Probable Pitchers Preview

Two quality pitchers are facing two light hitting teams in this contest tonight. Both the Padres and Marlins sit well back of the MLB leaders when it comes to offensive production. We expect both trends to continue in this contest.

Florida hands the ball to RHP Ricky Nolasco (6-6 .351 ERA) who has allowed just two earned runs in his last four starts. Nolasco pitched 32 innings over that span and has a 2-2 record to show for his efforts. He deserves better as the Marlins hitters have driven in just five runs (three in one game) in his last four appearances.

San Diego will counter with RHP Aaron Harang (7-2 3.19 ERA) who is currently the ace of the Padres starting pitching staff. Since returning from the disabled list (right foot contusion), Harang has tossed 13 straight scoreless innings – allowing just five hits over that span.

MLB Betting Lines: Marlins vs. Padres Free Pick

Tonight’s MLB betting lines are featured in the sportsbook at the JustBet online sports wagering website. We are on an unfortunate three-game losing skid and looking to pull out of it tonight!

Marlins vs. Padres Baseball Betting Lines

Florida has been one of the better teams in baseball as they have posted an 11-5 record so far this month. San Diego won the series opener 4-0 last night but they have a dreadful 5-10 record in July.

We are going a bit off the wall tonight as like the Game Total, along with the Padres on the Run Line, in this one. Back to back wins by the Padres would not surprise us here.

While we are not big on parlay betting, we like getting runs with Harang on the hill and we don’t see either team scoring much in this one.

Take the Padres at +1.5 (-155) on the Bodog Point Spread and the -105 on the UNDER!

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